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Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Neuroscience

Study Mental Health online 

Study Mental Health online

100% online, study at your own pace, gain a postgrad qualification in one year.

Graduate Diploma in
Mental Health and Neuroscience

One year full-time (8 courses)

Save $13,260 of the program cost with a guaranteed Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for all eligible, domestic applicants.

You’ll pay $10,338 (compared to $23,598 full fee)

Fees are indicative for 2024 and subject to yearly government adjustments.

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Are you seeking to understand the changing landscape of mental health and learn how to help others through brain science? Ready to be at the forefront of learning about brain functioning, while building the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in mental health-informed research, employment, and professional practice?

This fully online, self-paced program builds on the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience, with course content created and taught by clinical experts with hands-on experience from UniSC's Thompson Institute.

Deepen your expertise with the Diploma of Mental Health and Neuroscience which will give you the tools to thrive as a mental health professional. You'll gain an understanding of emerging technologies and methods to predict, diagnose and treat society's most pressing mental health issues, and gain insights into the neurobiology underpinning these conditions.

What you'll study

  • Mental health and neuroscience: translational research
  • Youth mental health and neurobiology
  • Neuroimaging advances in mental health
  • Understanding and preventing suicide
  • Healthy brain ageing
  • Neurocognition and mental health
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Lifestyle factors and mental health
  • If you have completed a bachelor degree in a health-related field such as medical science, nursing, medicine, psychology, health science or pharmacy (or similar), you are eligible for this program.
  • Or, if you have completed an undergraduate degree in any other field (such as business, education, social work, etc), and have evidence of relevant employment experience linked to mental health work, you may be eligible.

Questions about your eligibility? Please get in touch to find out more.

Student story

As a secondary school educator working primarily in a student support context, the course has been invaluable in developing an understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of mental disorders which emerge in youth—as well as current approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Josh Maudsley, UniSC online student

Learn from a multi-disciplinary team at Thompson Institute

Only program of its kind to be offered 100% online

Pathway to further postgraduate study


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